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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #240 on: September 20, 2010, 01:38:20 PM »

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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #241 on: September 28, 2010, 03:17:53 PM »
Atomic bomb photographs... pretty amazing.  The ones taken right after detonation are pretty phenomenal.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/09/14/science/20100914_atom.html
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #242 on: September 28, 2010, 03:22:16 PM »
Hah!  This is cool:

http://blastr.com/2010/09/little-known-sci-fi-facts.php

Wow... that is nuts.  I wonder if there are any royalties for the scream? 
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #244 on: September 30, 2010, 01:42:14 PM »
This world clock is kinda cool...

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #245 on: September 30, 2010, 02:06:55 PM »
This world clock is kinda cool...

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

Oh...fuck you, Nubbins.  This is worse than a video game.

Now I'm dying for some sort of catastrophe so I can see if the deaths are reflected.

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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #246 on: September 30, 2010, 02:15:02 PM »
And just look at what Malaria is doing.  That's what my buddy (the original template for the GS "James") has been working on for the last 7 years -- killer mosquitoes!  NIH is developing mosquitoes that won't feed on humans. Once they're stable enough (he estimates 2015), they're going to release them in Africa.  And, slowly (he says it'll be closer to 2030), they'll kill off all the normal mosquitoes and become the dominant species.

Which means your Etta will get carried away to a super nest whilst you stand there untouched!  Assuming...uh...that Etta lives 20 more years.  I guess you'll be on Etta III at that point.

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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #247 on: September 30, 2010, 02:22:27 PM »
Also, what's with the electricity measurements?  "Hydro, nuclear, thermal, renewable."

Well... Hydro and thermal is renewable. You could even say nuclear is renewable. 

How about also measuring coal?  Most of the eastern seaboard, the south, and the midwest is coal power, as well as northern Europe and South America and elsewhere.  There are still oil-based power plants in the old Soviet east (which, yeah, should only exist in Simcity 2000, but, you know...). 

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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #248 on: September 30, 2010, 02:30:23 PM »
And, I'm keeping my eye on the horse-slaughtering for food statistic.  What, does that number represent time-traveling early-AD soldiers and 1880's desperadoes stranded in the Sahara?

(Yes, I know, horse meat is big in Asia and even in surprising first world places, but, still.... WTF?)

Another interesting statistic -- men outnumber women?  Is that true?  I always thought it was the opposite... Why has that changed? Is there anything to back that up? 

Oh!  And...fuck you, Nubbins.

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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #249 on: September 30, 2010, 08:01:36 PM »
HAHA! 
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« Reply #250 on: September 30, 2010, 08:10:02 PM »
Wait, they're really producing a super mosquito to release on the world?  That seems sketchy... I mean, isn't that the kind of shit that gave us killer bees?

AFRICANIZED MOSQUITOS!
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #251 on: September 30, 2010, 08:15:03 PM »
Also, what is the Oil Depletion Timer?  Is that how many days until we run out of fossil fuel?  13,833 days is not very long.
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #252 on: September 30, 2010, 10:20:26 PM »
Wait, they're really producing a super mosquito to release on the world?  That seems sketchy... I mean, isn't that the kind of shit that gave us killer bees?

AFRICANIZED MOSQUITOS!

Yes, they are.  And, yes, it's the same outfit that created killer bees. And, also, this is classified info given to me by "James" at the Buddhist temple mentioned in Tiger's Path (http://www.greatsociety.org/?p=1344) and you're not supposed to know! When it happens, it won't be made public...

Also, what is the Oil Depletion Timer?  Is that how many days until we run out of fossil fuel?  13,833 days is not very long.

30 or so years... The "Peak Oil" date for when we lose it all forever....even though there's easily more oil beyond that date.  Bu it'll cost as much as the artificial oil that the Nazi's pioneered in 1940, which we've inherited and been sitting on. 


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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
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Re: Sister of Crazy Links: Neat Links
« Reply #254 on: October 20, 2010, 06:53:22 PM »
I can't see this at work... But it sounds promising:

http://blastr.com/2010/10/sean-youngs-amazing-1983.php